Aybars Asci, president and founder of Efficiency Lab for Architecture, is an advocate of research driven design that combines conceptual clarity with analytical processes such as the use of algorithmic tools and building performance modeling.
As a practicing architect he has close to 20 years of experience, working in New York, London and Ankara, on projects located in North America, Central America, Middle East and Asia.
As a former design director of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, he led multi-disciplinary teams on complex large scale projects for over 14 years, served in the leadership group of the firm with financial, legal and operational responsibilities, including the design leadership of London office.
He has taught seminars and studios on efficiency, high rise design and environmental systems at The City College of New York, Cornell University, Pratt Institute and Northeastern University.
Aybars also advocated environmental consciousness at design and policy making platforms. He is a board member of Center for Urban Disaster Risk Reduction & Resilience & holds a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design degree from Columbia University.